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        01-07-2014, 07:23 PM
      #31
    Foal
    I've fortunately been spared horrible injuries from wrecks/falls with horses and I sincerely hope to never have one. My worst was when I was 13 and riding my mare Pistol. I had just came up my (future) boss' drive way and stopped at the shop to say hello and to chat. Just when I was getting off, one foot still in the stirrup and one foot on the ground, my mare spooks and bolts. I hung on for dear life hoping she would stop/or slow down so I could get her under control but then she started bucking and then I was on the ground, rolling around in pain and coughing... Wind was knocked out of me and I had landed on my arm totally wrong and thought I broke my elbow. All the way to the ER I swore up and down to my parents I was going to sell that mare.... (wasnt the first wreck she gave my family... broke my ma's foot, fell on me on pavement (twice), broke my dads arm... etc) Well luckily it was only a sprain and healed up fine and I still have that fat old nasty mare (whom is now the most trusted guest horse... lol). Only good thing that came from that wreck was mom and dad took me to go see Hildalgo in theaters which was awesome!!!
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        01-07-2014, 10:20 PM
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    Originally Posted by LadyChevalier    
    I've fortunately been spared horrible injuries from wrecks/falls with horses and I sincerely hope to never have one. My worst was when I was 13 and riding my mare Pistol. I had just came up my (future) boss' drive way and stopped at the shop to say hello and to chat. Just when I was getting off, one foot still in the stirrup and one foot on the ground, my mare spooks and bolts. I hung on for dear life hoping she would stop/or slow down so I could get her under control but then she started bucking and then I was on the ground, rolling around in pain and coughing... Wind was knocked out of me and I had landed on my arm totally wrong and thought I broke my elbow. All the way to the ER I swore up and down to my parents I was going to sell that mare.... (wasnt the first wreck she gave my family... broke my ma's foot, fell on me on pavement (twice), broke my dads arm... etc) Well luckily it was only a sprain and healed up fine and I still have that fat old nasty mare (whom is now the most trusted guest horse... lol). Only good thing that came from that wreck was mom and dad took me to go see Hildalgo in theaters which was awesome!!!
    OT but I recommend taking both feet out and then sliding down. It's safer.
         
        01-07-2014, 10:21 PM
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    My worst fall... concussion, chiped teeth, gravel imbedded in the back of my head & elbow & broke my wrist. I had adoped a third strike mustang & the jerk that I paid big $ to train him told me he was ready to ride. Found out afterward that he had never even sat on the horse! If I can dig up a picture, I will post it later
    Wow were you able to do anything legally?
         
        01-07-2014, 10:23 PM
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    The worst of my falls have largely been concussions from falling asleep while riding.

    The most embarrassing fall I've had was getting reared off and landing in horse poop. I guess I was lucky I didn't fall into the sharp rocks.
    Not trying to be rude, but do you have narcolepsy or something?

    embarrassing is much better than hurt :)
         
        01-07-2014, 11:10 PM
      #35
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    My incident happened in a split second. I was barely out of the saddle, my other foot just touched the ground, I was still hanging on to the saddle horn and POOF we were gone... I hung on and managed to grab on the back of the saddle but the reins were in my left which had the death grip on the horn so I couldnt slow her down, and then she started bucking and lost my grip, then bam... ate dirt. Ever since I always kick my feet out before dismounting lol
         
        01-07-2014, 11:30 PM
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    Originally Posted by LadyChevalier    
    My incident happened in a split second. I was barely out of the saddle, my other foot just touched the ground, I was still hanging on to the saddle horn and POOF we were gone... I hung on and managed to grab on the back of the saddle but the reins were in my left which had the death grip on the horn so I couldnt slow her down, and then she started bucking and lost my grip, then bam... ate dirt. Ever since I always kick my feet out before dismounting lol
    Good idea. It's funny how you think of getting off as the safe part. I'm glad you still have her
         
        01-07-2014, 11:53 PM
      #37
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    Originally Posted by Yogiwick    
    Not trying to be rude, but do you have narcolepsy or something?

    embarrassing is much better than hurt :)
    Yes I am narcoleptic.
         
        01-08-2014, 12:06 AM
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    Yes I am narcoleptic.
    OK, again sorry if that was rude, I just didn't understand your post. That must be difficult riding, good for you for sticking with it!
         
        01-08-2014, 12:24 AM
      #39
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    Originally Posted by Yogiwick    
    Good idea. It's funny how you think of getting off as the safe part. I'm glad you still have her
    You would think! And I'm glad I still have her. She put the fear of god in me and I almost quit riding because of her... but I loved riding so much and even though she was the most flighty b with an itch she helped me regain my confidence and become a better rider. I learned a lot from her.
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        01-08-2014, 01:00 AM
      #40
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    Originally Posted by Yogiwick    
    OK, again sorry if that was rude, I just didn't understand your post. That must be difficult riding, good for you for sticking with it!
    No it wasn't rude and thanks.
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